Section 138 - stop payment of cheque for not joining the organization
Sir, I gave an interview in a organization where they asked me to sign 3 years of Bond and took Cheque of 30% of my annual offered salary. I signed the same and issued a cheque without date as I was in need of the job.
In the offer letter, a line was mentioned, if you didn't join the organization, then also you are liable to pay the amount. Later on I realized that I am joining a organization which is signing a bond which is against the law (Bonded Labor System (abolition) Act, so I responded HR via mail well in advance (20 days before my joining), that I am not able to join the organization and they should search for some other candidate.
After 2 months, one of the Advocate send me a Legal Notice of section 138 for Stop Payment of cheque. Please suggest, what to do next. Hoping for early response. Thanks in advance.
Asked 1 year ago in Civil Law from New Delhi, Delhi
Thanks Sir for your response, can you please confirm below queries:
* I belongs to medium class family and don't want to proceed with such cases. Is there need to respond or it can be ignored? Should I send response by own or via some advocate.
* While responding back, should I include advocate or Director of the organization as well.
* Can someone help me with response please. Notice says "Payment stopped by the drawer" was done attracting liability under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.
Asked 1 year ago